The Fly (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
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I'm a bit late in singing the praises of this DVD since it came out last year already but as of late, I've been watching this film a lot because of how well produced this DVD is. They really did a good job with this disc and they finally gave the film the treatment it deserves. The picture is nice and clear and the 5.1 mixes (Dolby Digital and DTS) are pretty sweet. So what that translates to is that what was disgusting before in this film is made to be utterly revolting now. Vomiting never looked and sounded so clear before now, especially as it eats through the flesh of a poor guy's hand and foot!
This disc is loaded with special features and if they release this down the road with more stuff, I won't believe it. You get a Cronenberg commentary which is nice because his commentaries are always an enjoyable and informative listen. There are great featurettes, interesting deleted scenes, scripts, texts, pictures and a fantastic, lengthy making-of documentary which is worth the price of the disc alone. If I had to complain, I would've liked to see something said about Howard Shore's music for the film but they really don't make any mention of it. It's a very minor complaint and nothing that hurts the disc overall.
The Fly is a pretty nasty film and I think on that we can all agree on that. Few movies are as revolting as this one, that's for sure. But underneath the viscera, you have a very intelligent, thoughtful and genuinely moving film that has great performances by Jeff Goldblum in the title role, Geena Davis and John Getz. I really appreciate this film and I'm glad that they took the time to produce this edition to properly compliment it. Highly recommended, especially if you're a fan or even if you haven't seen this film at all.
The acting is superb, the special effects look real, and the script is good. In fact, if anything it is too perfect because if it wasn't I wouldn't have to take it so seriously! The reason why I'm giving it 5 stars is because, quite frankly, it deserves it as it is a genuine horror movie that does exactly what it sets out to do: scare you and disgust more in 2 hours than what your imagination could do in 2 years.
If you are looking for a GOOD horror movie this is right place to look. But be afraid. Be very afraid.
Seth Brundle is a non-social scientist working on a scientist that in his own words "will change the world as we know it". Meeting with reporter Veronica, he shows her his invention: a teleportation device capable of sending objects from one pod to another. The 2 hit it off romantically and the kink the machine has works but one night while drunk and upset, Seth goes into the teleportation pod, unbeknownest a housefly went in with him. Coming out he finds a greater sex drive and athletic ability. But he keeps changing, where he'll become something else entirely.
In probably his best performance so far, certainly his most memorable, Jeff Goldblum is absolutely perfect as the awkward Seth and tragic as the "Brundlefly". Geena Davis is well-cast as well and there's not a whole lot of cast members besides certain bit players. The makeup is quite excellent as well being very well-done and grotesque. This is the 80's so it might not have the polish of today but it still comes across anyway.
What's handled remarkably well is that it doesn't just become a monster movie solely. There's regret and angst and it gets into the sadness of turning into a fly, or at least loving someone turning into a fly.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Saw this movie when it was released and loved it. Have been wanting to watch again for last 20 years. Finally got around to it. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Steve_S
This is a really good movie - beyond "horror" or "creepy" stereotypes, it's really a movie about the heart and soul of a man. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Christopher Slattery
Another great film by David Cronenberg!
It was dark, funny at times and gory!
I was very impress with Jeff's acting he goes from shy yet friendly scientist to mutated... Read more
1080 is the best way to watch this movie. Great show, great deal!Published 1 month ago by Cassandra Lynn
Great movie. Product received not as pictured... I think I was expecting a paper slip cover or book style DVD case for a two disc collectors edition DVD... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rea
Jeff Golbum plays this part really well. kind of strange movie, it does have some kind of gtoss parts. deffinayely not for younger viewers!Published 1 month ago by Amy 51
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